We look forward to meeting and sharing ideas about best practices with colleagues from around the United States and around the world. Please contact us at info@northeasterncrossing.org with questions regarding previous conference presentations or to inform us about opportunities to present our work.


Previous conference presentations

2018 ITGA Conference
Presenters: Derek Lumpkins and Hilary Sullivan
Title: Building Bridges through a Community Advisory Board
Abstract: Northeastern University’s Community Advisory Board began in the summer of 2016 and is organized by the division of City & Community Affairs. It is comprised of community partners, local residents and Northeastern staff and faculty with the goal of advising the work of the division. Learn about the successes and challenges we’ve experienced so far, and let’s put our heads together to think about how we can bridge gaps between universities and the communities they reside in.

2016 ITGA Conference
Presenters: Derek Lumpkins and Chu Huang
Title: Northeastern Crossing: (Re)Building bridges to improve the quality of life in on- and off-campus communities around Northeastern University
Abstract: How does a large, urban campus enhance an area’s quality of life in the 21st century? On September 28, 2015, Northeastern University opened Northeastern Crossing, a facility designed to promote authentic exchanges between the on-and off-campus communities. In addition to providing the resources of the university to the surrounding neighborhoods (wifi, classrooms, A/V equipment), the staff also pursues the mission of building intentional networks between the university and area residents and within the university itself. This presentation will share the process, development, and evolution of Northeastern Crossing’s mission and vision since it opened.


Previous conferences attended

2018               Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE)

2017-2018     National Conference in Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE)

2017-2018     Women of Color in Academia

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